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What is sick pay and how much is it?

Sick pay is the money you receive if your employer is not obligated to continue paying your wages. This is the case, for example, if you are newly employed by an employer and have not yet worked there for 4 weeks. If you have been on sick leave for more than 6 weeks, after the 6 weeks you will no longer receive continued pay from your employer. Instead you will receive sick pay from the health insurance fund.

The sick pay amounts to between 70% of gross and 90% of net earnings. This means that you have less money at your disposal while receiving sick pay. Sick pay can be paid by the health insurance fund for a maximum of 72 weeks.